10 May 2009

mountains and ass

Khya and I were talking about how funnily words point to different ideas in some languages.

For instance, in Japanese, the word for mountain points to the whole mountain range, whereas in English, we think of mountain, and we think of the peaks.

In French, the word for ass really refers to the backside of the leg, from the back of the knee to the waistline. In English of course, we think of the ass as being the part between the top of the leg and the waistline.

Interesting.

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